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Mother Gruffyd was always so neat, with her black and white striped apron, her high peaked hat, with its scalloped lace and quilled fastening around her chin, her little short shawl, with its pointed, long tips, tied in a bow, and her bright red plaid petticoat folded back from her frock. Her snowy-white, rolling collar and neck cloth knotted at the top, and fringed at the ends, added fine touches to her picturesque costume.
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ISBN-10:  1161485104
ISBN-13:  978-1161485103
Author:  William Elliot Griffis
Publisher:  Kessinger Publishing, LLC
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review by . October 18, 2010
W. E. Griffis, the author of this collection of twenty four short stories, lived between 1843 and 1928. His tales have a distinct Welsh flavor. They speak about the Welsh history, the countryside, and the customs of the people.     His first tale, for example, tells that the name Taffy used by the Welsh is a mispronunciation of David, a saint who came to the country and taught the people how to eat a good food without killing an animal. This was to melt a good cheese over bread. …
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